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15-APR-2009 David Mingay

Apr 15: Bargain!

What is it? My new camera. An EOS 500. Bottom of the range EOS body introduced in '93 and replaced in '96 by the 500N. All plastic, small, light, quiet, black. Works with all our Canon lenses and accessories.

What it isn't: Feature laden, heavily built, pro spec body.

What it does: Most of what a 5DMk2 will do but with less bulk and more resolution. Can you believe 175Mpx? ;-)

Why? I wanted a film body smaller lighter (and blacker) than my 50E. All the newer entry level bodies are silver (ughh). Oh and it was very cheap. New, I'm guessing about 250-300, I paid 4.50 for mine on eB*y.

Canon EOS 20D
1/125s f/11.0 at 105.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Robin Reid17-Apr-2009 01:13
Far out David. Great buy of an excellent camera.
Michael Todd Thorpe16-Apr-2009 04:29
Looks like a beauty and for a great price!
Bob Floyd15-Apr-2009 17:40
Nice! Tough to beat that.